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May 3, 2014 5:00pm PDT
restraint throughout this process. when obama spoke early active meeting with german chancellor angela merkel and basically just missed the whole content. i get to hear the author didn't buy much i can put the responsibility for the escalation on moscow. oh well that obama also called for support. the kids cracked from the protesting the east of ukraine. the call that a move to restore order. but still fresh because the anti government activists continued the town throats of the day in eastern ukraine the hotspots is a tip from a toast which is one of the focal point a cause for an anti kiev sentiment the like the port city of it was to get control of most of the city with auntie kim forces keeping all that is one central square. at least two people to confirm that killed in the fights and friends to this report. units in the role of the year long so i made. on leaving the scene of devastation as well. two boxes he could not recall i am also going to confront our smoldering shells at the moment. in the sense of its main street of the city some two hundred and fifteen system so the ans
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 4:00pm EDT
? >> i think when angela merkel gets involved, ocd observers were released after angela merkel talked to putin personally and he showed his hand. >> you don't feel the same way about u.s.? >> i absolutely don't feel the same way. >> always good to see you. >> thank you. >>> at least three people are dead after twin explosions hilt the kenyan city of mumbas a: local media says three were killed when a bomb was planted on a mini-bus. a second bomb at a holts. no group has claimed responsibility. mumbasa is frequently hit with violence blamed on al shabaab. in afghanistan, the sgluven is trying to assist around 4,000 people displaced by a landslide yesterday. a mountainside collapsed on a town in the north of the country. afghan officials say over 2000 people are dead and pour equipment is making it less likely they will find more survivors. gerald tan has the latest >> reporter: they spent the night in the open and during ne near freezing temperatures looking over what used to be their homes and praying for any sign of life. ? >> seven members of my family were here when the landslide
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
, angela merkel, arrived at the white house on friday at a time of unprecedented german power. >> i don't -- this is a very important issue. it will be very important for us to bring the negotiations, very quickly to a close. >> since the economic crisis of 2009 five years ago, germany has been the driving force of the european union's economic policy. from the size, terms, and timing of bailouts for members to the depth and pace of european economic integration. on the eastern front, germany's caution and confronting russia has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relati
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 11:00am PDT
angela merkel here at the white house, and the two made a pretty big announcement, which is that they had agreed to move forward with sectorial sanctions, if the crisis in ukraine worsens after the may 25th election. so i don't anticipate that we'll see any new sanctions prior to that. then a final decision will be based on what is actually happening in ukraine. this is significant, craig, because the u.s. had wanted to enforce sectorial sanctions, sanctions against the larger sectors of russia's economy. but the u.s.'s european allies had been resistant to do so because their economies are so tightly linked with that of russia. and german chancellor angela merkel was really the lynch pin here. the fact they've agreed to move forward with these sanctions means they are on the same page about something about which they were sharply divided a few days ago. in terms of what those specific sanctions will look like, that remains to be seen. interesting to note, president obama did not mention sanctioning the energy sector in his remarks yesterday. the other option that the u.s. has is to poten
Bloomberg
May 3, 2014 1:30pm EDT
of surveillance, angela merkel was in town. we eavesdropped on some of her conversations. how did she and obama hit it off? >> that will not be a major topic in these conversations. the point of these meetings is to show a united front against russia. the german prime minister has been a major figure in this. she speaks russian. she has phone calls with both president obama and biden are -- and vladimir putin. it is important to show russia they will take further steps if necessary. >> this weekend, in a washington event -- the washington correspondents association -- it is no longer about journalism. i remember, you you lectured george clooney. we even have a picture of that. what are you going to do for an encore? >> that is a tough one. unfortunately, he is taken. i'm not sure i'm going to be able to lecture him. it will depend who was there. i'll have to wait and see. >> that will be a saga. thank you, lisa lair. welcome back. let me turn to margaret. the decision to uphold the epa rule -- the rule which limited pollution, good or bad? >> it's excellent, and it vindicates the obama policy.
FOX News
May 3, 2014 10:00am PDT
, particularly in odessa. having said that, we also know that president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met earlier this week. they talked about increasing sanctions, toughening those sanctions. but sir, will it be tough enough to stop vladimir putin from moving ahead with his game plan? >> well, there's no evidence that they reached any agreement on the specifics of tougher sanctions, and certainly the europeans' economic dependence on russian energy supplies and their economic relationships with russia, especially countries like germany, make it hard for them to accept tougher economic sanctions. but this is where you need american leadership. the fact is that what putin has succeeded in doing is using military force to change international boundaries on the continent of europe. and if the europeans don't realize it, that puts them in considerable jeopardy. the european union is still on very shaky foundations when it comes to the monetary union, political tensions are rising. and putin is taking advantage of them. i think this is a very bad time for the western alliances. >> right. a
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 9:00am PDT
operations. yesterday, president obama hosted german chancellor angela merkel at the white house there they discussed the crisis. >> we're united in our determination to impose costs on russia for actions. as they move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world these russianbacked groups are not peaceful protesters. they're heavily armed militants who are receiving support from russia. >> our guest is a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. always good to get your perspective. punishing russia, is it going to be financial? is it the president at some point, do you see any indication he's going to be willing to go farther than just financial sanction, waver that may be? >> well, there are limited tools here. putin habs the strongest cards to play in this particular crisis. what happens in ukraine is far more important to russia and to europe than it is, you know, to the united states. the president has been able to inflick some costs on putin. the markets have inflicted some costs on russia. obvious
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:30am EDT
. the german chancellor angela merkel joined president obama at the white house for a joint news conference. during the question and answer session with reporters both leaders said more sanctions against russia would be forthcoming if ukraine's big neighbour did not stop interfering in the country's internal affairs. still with us for a look at the worsening situation, from new york. david, director of the programme at the carnegie council for ethics and international affairs. from kiev professor andreas taking at the kiev academy, and here in the studio george benites drog of the atlantic -- director of the atlantic council's n.a.t.o. source. i look at the video and wonder who are the guys is this some look like young fellows with not enough to do. some are carrying weapons that you don't have around the house hunting birds and deer. they are waving not russian flags, but flags that carry old soviet iconography, hammers and sickles. portraits of stalin, who are these guys? >> a good question. again i refer to maydan, who were those guys - a motley crew. a crew seeking the right to self-det
PBS
May 3, 2014 7:30am PDT
early after meeting with german chancellor angela merkel and basically dismissed the protests. i get to hear that on third and goal by workout. responsibility for the escalation on my own obama also called for support. the kids crack down on the pokies to the east of ukraine. he called it a move to restore order. a more subtle as a senior lecturer in international relations abbas kids to university things western political heavyweights of the airline's close to their real causes of the chaos in ukraine. he will continue to blame russia as being responsible for this for destabilizing the situation in ukraine by their knew they had a right to destabilize the situation in ukraine a few months ago and helped bring this up which regime to power with the year oh my god riots but now. russia although there is no evidence they claim has no right to destabilize the situation. these are the radicals have not been stopped by the government because they are doing business. this government the student brown shirt paramilitaries are the only true believers that this government can politically and
CNN
May 3, 2014 7:00am PDT
with angela merkel in washington. together they set a new trigger for broader sector based sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, you will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> reporter: until now, such penalties against russia's energy, arms, banking sectors have been reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. russian officials say the ukraine's military operations in the east effectively can you tell ella deal reached in geneva last month to diffuse the crisis and they called for emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight alleged threats to russians inside ukraine. to reassure the west and european allies, they're considering expanding and extending military exercises in the region. defense secretary chuck hagel said all members of the alliance, not just the u.s., must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this chal
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 10:00am EDT
>> an explosion of violence and destruction rocks ukraine as german chancellor angela merkel visits the white house. also, chemical weapons have been used again in syria. does bashar al-assad have a secret stockpile of weapons ready to be unleashed. >>> philadelphia police robbing stores and actually are assaulting women, why are the officers still on the job? >>> and are mental diseases superpowers? i'm antonio mora and welcome to "consider this." here's more on what's ahead. >> the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. at least 40 people died. >> clash between pro-russian and government supporters. >> most of the clashes came when the building was set on fire. >> did the administration deliberately deceive americans about thing benghazi attack? >> a wave of hysteria. >> a select committee on benghazi. >> we've being produced tens of thousands of items for the hearings. >> latest voyages in syria's civil war. >> also reports that the syrian government, attacked with chlorine gas. >> men women being deliberately targeted, a flagrant violation of the basic tenets of war. >> we begin with the d
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 9:00am EDT
chancellor angela merkel visits the white house. also, chemical weapons have been used again in syria. does bashar al-assad have a secret stockpile of weapons ready to be unleashed. >>> philadelphia police robbing stores and actually are assaulting women, why are the officers still on the job? >>> and are mental diseases superpowers? i'm antonio mora and welcome to "consider this." here's more on what's ahea
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 7:00am EDT
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 7:00am EDT
with angela merkel, the german chancellor prieto here are hits -- german chancellor. are his thoughts. [video clip] >> the individual that was subject to the death penalty committed heinous crimes. i said in the past there are certain circumstances in which a that theso terrible application of the death penalty may be appropriate. mass killings, the killing of -- but i have also said that in the application of the death penalty we have seem significant problems, rachel bias, an even application of the unevenenalty -- application of the death penalty. there were situations where individuals on the death row were discovered to have been innocent because of x go that because of that -- the cousin of -- because of exculpatory evidence. i will be discussing with eric -- to give meers an analysis of what steps have been taken, not just in this particular incidence but more broadly. i think we have to ask ourselves some difficult and profound questions around these issues. >> this was on facebook this morning where we posted our question at facebook.com/c-span. daniel lewis writes -- off of twitter
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 4:00am PDT
been reported, president obama, german chancellor angela merkel, they met yesterday. they were watching that very carefully. what came of that meeting? >> reporter: well, there were some significant developments, richard. president obama, german chancellor angela merkel announcing that they had agreed to move forward with sectoral sanctions if it continues to worsen after the may 25th election. i don't anticipate that we will see any new sanctions prior to that, but that is the date that you want to be watching for. so essentially another stern warning to russia. now the reason why this is significant, richard, is because there had been deep divisions between the united states and its european partners about this issue of sectoral sanctions. the u.s. wanted to move forward with them. european partners were hesitant because of course their economies are so tightly linked to russia's economy, particularly when it comes to the issue of energy. interestingly, when president obama was listing the various sectors of russia's economy that could be sanctioned, he didn't talk about the energy se
CNN
May 3, 2014 3:00am PDT
the policy, president obama met with german chancellor angela merkel in washington. they set a trigger for sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more sbe severe sanctions. >> reporter: banking sectors were reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. ukraine's military operations in the east scuttle a deal reached in geneva. they called for an emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight the threats to russians inside the ukraine. the eastern yup piano allies, nato is now considering expanding military xeer sizes in the region. chuck hagel said, all members of the alliance, not just the u.s. must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this challenge. we will be judged harshly by history and by future generations, if we do. >> reporter: the administration is pushing back hard against a narr
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 6:00am EDT
. earlier today, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel held a joint press conference at the white house. the two leaders discussed sanctions against russia over the situation in ukraine and the future of relations between the u.s. and germany. this is 30 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 3:00am PDT
merkel met the press. angela merkel is here in the u.s. to talk about the situation in ukraine, and what the west can do to try to change the behavior of russian president vladimir putin, and that was what the majority of this press conference today was about on this beautiful spring day in washington. but, watch this. watch the question that president obama got from one of the foreign news agencies that was there to cover the press conference. and that the president called on today. watch this. >> earlier this week an inmate died in oklahoma in what critics have called an inhumane manner because of a seemingly botched execution. human right groups put the united states in the dubious company of china, iran and saudi arabia when it comes to the primitive executions. some countries have expressed their concerns, as well. what are your thoughts on this, and does this raise more questions about u.s. justice and your reputation? >> i don't imagine that president obama was expecting to get a question on that today. especially not from a foreign reporter. but given the chance to ask the presid
CNN
May 3, 2014 2:00am PDT
into this quite simply that moscow, may well under pressure from berlin, angela merkel, four of the detainees being german, may have decided to take the move and put pressure on the self-declared administration to release the officials in the presence of their envoy in slovyansk facilitated that and i think possibly analysts will look at this as a smart pr move by moscow to carry favor towards the pro-russian protesters, signs that particularly at this delicate time are now surrounded by the ukrainian army. >> nick, in what way does this development change the big picture? acting president turchynov admitted this week, the country doesn't really control many eastern cities because local officials there, he says, are helpless. has ukraine lost control of the east or incidents like this prove that the tide is turning? >> reporter: well, i think this certainly is a sign of pro-russian protesters deciding to yield a significant bargaining chip they had for a little bit of positive publicity. it helps moscow, perhaps, too, to paint them in a more constructive light. it also, i must point out, too,
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 5:00am EDT
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FOX News
May 3, 2014 2:00am PDT
angela merkel. you mentioned there was some testy briefs this weekend you. thought maybe there would be questions about that. there were two american reporters, two german reporters called on. the american reporters asked about the crisis in ukraine as well as the death penalty in the botched execution in oklahoma this week. big issues, but no doubt being front and center this week, you would have thought maybe somebody would have asked about it. it's a free country. they can choose to ask or not. but certainly there is a lot of people who have been wondering, you know, when the president is going to be asked about it more. he wasn't candidate about it today in the rose garden. >> big news. ed henry at the white house tonight, thank you, ed. >>> and while republicans continue to press for answers regarding the administration's massive cover-up of the benghazi cover-up, democrats now attempting to move away from the conversation and are doing so in some pretty insensitive ways. for starters, former nfc spokesman tommy vietor made headlines for his language. watch this. >> did you also
MSNBC
May 3, 2014 2:00am PDT
conference with angela merkel he began to somewhat tout the job number. repeat, there's more to do. let's listen to him. >> we have to keep attention to the jobs. there's plenty more that congress should be doing from raising minimum wage to creating good construction jobs rebuilding america, and i want to work with them wherever i can, but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works hard has the chance to get ahead. >> explain that. why is he like that today? is he caught up in something else? >> i think he's thinking about ukraine, which is a general downer and so maybe that's why it's such a dower recitation of what one would think he would be click his heels about and strutting around the rose garden and say, look, i told you these were the right economic policies, i told you if you would all be patient, things are getting better, things are getting better, look. 6.3%. 288,000 jobs. happy days. >> i like the way you're doing it, eugene. it is funny. i guess we'll get onto this. let ee move on to the republicans. they're doing the opposite of glee. t
PBS
May 3, 2014 1:30am PDT
of that was on display today at the white house. where president obama and german chancellor angela merkel endeavored to present a united front, punishment if russia does not disengage. >> if it continues to destabilize, eastern ukraine and disrupt this month's presidential election we will move quickly on additional steps. including further sanctions that will impose greater cost but that's a choice facing the russian leadership. gwen: some of the fallout is affecting how americans view their second term president. in the latest "wall street journal"/nbc news poll, nearly half of those surveyed say that the u.s. should be less active in world affairs. and approval of the president's handling of foreign policy has dropped to its lowest point ever. so what did the white house do this week to speak to that? alexis? >> so the president and the administration started the week by talking about another round of tough sanctions. most of the sanctions that started the week that the administration announced were aimed at the circle right around vladimir putin. president putin of russia. it was aimed at about
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
angela merkel, a key ally, president obama said the only solution would be a are facing increasing costs as well as growing isolation. diplomatic and economic. >> these are dangerous days for ukraine and for all of us. >> reporter: at the u.n. yet another security council meeting to discuss the emergency situation in ukraine. >> if from western allies the language was not very diplomatic. >> the scale of russian hypocrisy is breath taking, reaffirms our assessment that the arnold groups in east ukraine include professionals funded equipped and directed by russia. >> russia may have the power to instigate fear, but as we have said in this chamber before it cannot veto the truth. >> by night fall odessa was back in the hands of pro-kyiv troops. supporting activists had been bussed away. it was a small success of the central government in kyiv, one of the few it's had in weeks . despite american assistance. >> the situation unfolding in odessa is quite alarming. i can imagine where it will go. what do we know right now? >> it's very unsettling. a [ commercial commercial commercial commerc
PBS
May 3, 2014 1:00am PDT
for the last three months has averaged 238,000. with the conversation with german chancellor angela merkel, he said there is more to be done. >> all told, our business has now created 9.2 million jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and the determination of the american people, they are moving forward. but we have to keep a focus on the jobs and create opportunities for working families. april employment gains were broad-based. the private sector generated 273,000 jobs including 75,000 in professional and business services, which traditionally are among the better paying jobs, among the small business success stories, trump club, a chicago-based men's clothing service. the four-year-old start-up had the best in 2014. the top growth. >> when you sign up, you get matched with the stylists in one of our offeice, they take care f you that way, upgrading your wardrobe. >> the total work force now tops 400, including expanding to dallas and washington, d.c. among the new hires, ebu, since graduating from college last year he has held several part-time jobs while interviewing const
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 3:30am EDT
. >> president obama hosted german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. wrestling with ways to turn up the heat on vladimir putin whilst not hurting german's economic ties to russia, trades amounting to $100 billion. >> a word on sanction, i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself, but combined with an of of diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious about our principals. >> it is obvious to the world that the russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters. they are heavily armed mill tans receiving support from russia. the ukranian government has the right to uphold law and order in its territory. russia needs to use influence so they disarticle and stop provoking violence. >> the president touched on kidnapping of international observers and the approved $17 billion international monetary fund loan. the government in kiev demanded all the separatists in eastern ukraine lay down weapons and release hostages. >>> is the ukranian government willing to do everything required to regain control of its eastern cities? is t
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
.com and on twitter, bob cusack. next, german chancellor angela merkel talks about relations with germany in the transatlantic trade partnership. at the universe -- at the chamber of commerce, this is one hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome her excellency, dr. angela merkel, chancellor of germany. [applause] >> >> chancellor merkel, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. my name is tom donohue. i and the president and ceo of this fine institution. i want to thank you for being here. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as the central rallying point for the u.s. business community. we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. the room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags is rich in symbolism and history. the room takes its name after the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first halves of trade. they planted the first seed of co
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:00pm EDT
angela merkel. more from libby casey in washington. >> president obama and chancellor merkel stood side by side in the rose garden and spoke with one voice threatening broader sanctions against russia if it continues to foment violence in ukraine. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and the destabilizations continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanction he. >> translator: i agree with the american president that they are not an end in itself, but combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it is a very necessary second component to show that we're serious, serious about our principles. >> what form sanctions would take is still in question. president obama has pressed european leaders to press sectors. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continued even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you are going to turn off the tap on all the russian oil or natural gas exports i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said
FOX News
May 2, 2014 8:00pm PDT
, he's decided to move forward. >> the president appearing with angela merkel, the german chancellor. anything raised on benghazi giving the big news? >> no. throughout the week, there were various tv networks and newspapers and others pushing jay carney, pretty aggressively, about the new information on benghazi, and then just minutes before the news conference in the rose garden, you had this news by john boehner. partisan because it's a republican speaker saying i'm going to investigate it more, but getting pressure from the president of the united states. and two german reporters asked. american reporters asked about ukraine, a big deal, but the second question was about the death penalty and the botched execution in oklahoma. again, important issue, but with all of the news bubbling up this week, it's surprising it wasn't asked. >> yet again another attack today in syria on a compound there. americans not involved, but it reminds us no one has been brought to justice or arrested and it seems like over there, it's going to hell in a hand basket. >> it is. and nine libyan soldiers
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
minds -- compromise. bob cusack, thank you for the update. angela merkel talks about u.s. relations with germany and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. this is an hour. >> please welcome dr. angela merkel. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the chamber of commerce of the united states. period is tom donohue am the president and ceo of the spine institution. i would like to extend a special welcome to those of you visiting our headquarters for the first time. the chamber is a 102-year-old organization. this building serves as a central rallying point for the ..s. business community we host several hundred meetings here in this room alone every year. room we are gathered in today, the international hall of flags, is rich in symbolism and history. afterom takes its name the overhead banners of 12 great explorers who blazed the first paths of trade. they planted the first seeds of commercial and industrial growth in the new world. these flags remind us that the transatlantic relationship has been around for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essent
NBC
May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
obama was joined by german chancellor angela merkel at the white house and warned that russia will pay a greater cost if it doesn't help de-escalate this crisis. more from our white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck? >> reporter: lester, a new warning from president obama to russian president putin today if he's caught meddling in the ukrainian election on may 25th. >> in short, they are making a weak russian economy even weaker. moreover, if russia continues on its current course, we have a range of tools at our disposal including sanctions that would target sectors of the russian economy. >> reporter: now, chancellor merkel and president talked about those tools today and here's what they agreed to. that beyond targeting individuals, they're going to have the new sanctions aimed at russian banking, weapons production, and energy. germany relies on russian energy, but merkel agreed to this to include it as long as her country's inevitable economic pain is shared with other countries. now, today's little meeting with president and merkel didn't go so well, apparently. the president
ABC
May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
with germany's angela merkel, took yet another shot at russian leader vladimir putin. >> what can't be taken into account is his suggestion that he has the right to violate the sovereignty of another country. that's not acceptable. >> reporter: but here on the streets, the anger is aimed at the united states. we asked this leader who he blames for violence. his answer doesn't need any translation. >> america, america. >> reporter: even as i'm talking, there are groups of armed men roaming the city. and the big question now is, will russian troops invade? diane? >> thank you so much. >>> and now, the breaking story from the man at the center of the nba scandal. 80-year-old donald sterling breaking his silence about his taped comments that earned him a lifetime ban. ryan has this story. >> well, speaking to a magazine about his former companion, he said, i wish i had just paid her off. and also expressed remorse for the way this controversy has unfolded. all this happening as the nba is moving forward on plans to vote on his ouster as owner of the clippers. they will provide him a statement of
CNN
May 2, 2014 5:00pm PDT
. in odessa, choppers fought. and president obama and german chancellor angela merkel discussing further sanctions. >> if in fact mr. putin's goal is to allow ukrainians to make their own decisions then he is free to offer up his opinions about what he would like the relationship to be between ukraine and russia, and i suspect that there will be a whole lot of ukrainian leaders who will take those views into consideration. they can't be done at the barrel of a gun. it can't be done by sending masked gunmen to occupy buildings. or to intimidate journalists. >> well, joining us now where some of those masked gunmen. arwa damon has more. >> reporter: well, anderson, at this stage it seems that the situation has slightly calmed down. but just a few hours ago the ukrainian forces that were positioning themselves out of the city of slaviansk, that is where they made their push this morning came under attack by pro-russian militants. according to the government at least two ukrainian soldiers were killed. and then of course you have the violence that flared up in what was previously a fairly ca
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. the headlines are next. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern. on al jazeera america also available on demand >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are tonight's top stories. dozens of people are dead after the worst fighting in ukraine. pro-russian forces took down two ukrainian helicopters, an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council was called by president vladimir putin. >>> thick mud buried hundreds of homes in afghanistan. the government says there is little home o of finding being bodies. >>> secretary of state john kerry says he has secured promises from south sudan's president to hold talks, all in an effort to put an end to the country's civil war. both are accused.widespread atrocities and war crimes. get the latest on our website, aljazeera.com. >> on "america tonight," the tipping point. more clashes and bloodshed in ukraine. the elevated warnings from u.s. to russia to stand down. also tonight: the search for relisha. the search for her disappearance. one man's call on the air waves, that reli
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
-span, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. they held a press conference. then the united nations security council held a meeting on russian intervention in the ukraine. afterwards, more from the german chancellor as she discussed the future of u.s. relations with her country. obamar today, president and german chancellor held a joint press conference. this discussed additional -- and they discuss a set -- they discuss additional sanctions. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our businesses created 277,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determ
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